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Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Steve Silbert, curator: Agile Coach, sketchnoter, author, living in Virginia.

Binaebi Akah, alumni: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

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Saturday
Mar312018

The Sketchnote Army Podcast: Season 4, Episode 10: Luis Gonzaga ISC18LX Special

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In this special episode between season 4 and 5, I’m joined by Luis Gonzaga, one of the organizers of International Sketchnote Camp 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

We talk about Lisbon as a great place to visit and enjoy, the structure of the event combining a traditional 3-track conference with a BarCamp portion, pricing and benefits, and finally, why you should plan to come to Lisbon on September 20-22nd, 2018 for a great experience with the community.

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Saturday
Mar172018

Sketchnoting the Founding Documents of the United States

The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States are the founding documents of the United States. They detail where the USA as a people started, document America's journey as "The Great Experiment". 

@Publius_230 is focused on making these documents more approachable by sketchnoting parts of the documents themselves and specific decisions and actions that happened during the founding period in the United States of America.

Who is this Publius_230 person? We don't know. What we do know is that Publius is the penname Hamilton, Madison and John Jay used to write the Federalist Papers. We also know that thenumber 230 corresponds to the sequence of 230th anniversaries of ratifications by each state on the way to the 230th for the US Constitution (#230YearsAgo).

To see more of these interesting, engaging, and informative sketchnotes sketched on a Samsung GalaxyBook 12 using Sketchable, visit https://publius230.wordpress.com/ and follow @Publius_230 on Twitter. 

 

Saturday
Mar172018

Ben Crothers: Using Foundation Lines to Increase Confidence and Ability

Ben Crothers (@BenCrothers), author of Presto Sketching:The Magic of Simple Drawing for Brilliant Product Thinking and Design, believes in using foundation lines as a way to increase his ability and confidence in sketching.

By breaking anything that you want to sketch into simple geometric shapes with your mind's eye, and then using a lighter color (or pencil) to sketch out those shapes as foundation lines first, you get a much more satisfying result.

Says Ben,

I started doing these a while ago, as a way to build a visual library of things that are useful to mentally ‘reach for’ when sketching at work; this is handy for journey mapping, graphic recording, sketchnoting, storyboarding, or anything else where you need to communicate ideas and messages to others.

Ben encourages people to work on their  observation skills as well as their drawing skills. Look at objects around you and sketch foundation lines. Repeat. With practice you'll start seeing foundation lines when looking at objects, making it easier to draw them.

You can see Ben's full blog post on the topic of Foundation Lines here.

Thanks for sharing this valuable tip with us Ben!

~Steve

Friday
Mar162018

What do you need to have a collaborative culture?

This is a question that Jessie Shternshus, owner and founder of The ImprovEffect (http://improveffect.com/) and co-author of CTRL-SHIFT asks often.

Jessie comes to us from Jacksonville, Florida, where she develops innovation workshop curriculums and ventures forth to facilitate these workshops around the globe. She frequently uses simple yet powerful images to capture an idea in a memorable an engaging way throughout her workshops. This is a great example of “simple yet powerful”.

Jessie says,

“During my interactive keynotes and workshops I often include these types of visuals to connect my message to an image. I also frequently use visual thinking games to get particpants to reframe ideas and to collaborate with one another.”

You can find Jessie on Twitter @TheImprovEffect.

Thanks for sharing!

~Steve

Friday
Mar162018

#PassTheSketchnote, Pass the Love

(title from a tweet by Claudio Nichele @jihan65)

January 11, 2018 marked World Sketchnote Day, with interesting sketchnote activities occurring around the globe. One of the most interesting was conceived by Monica Spillman (@mospillman) and Carrie Baugham (@HeckAwesome) called #PassTheSketchnote. That these innovative educators have never met didn’t slow them down.

From Monica,

“The basic plan was for teams of about 5 people from all over the world to contribute to one sketch, and PASS it to next person on the team. With 117 participants, we had about 20 teams, some doing digital sketches and some using paper. Twitter was our "playground".”

The internet was buzzing as sketchnotes were progressively created, passed, embellished, passed, and completed.

Also from Monica,

“Isn't this world amazing that we can connect with other people that share our passions, even if they live in Chicago and you're down in Georgia! You don't have to be isolated!”

Read Monica's complete blog post on the #PassTheSketchnote experiment.

I was going to get a quote from Carrie but any quote she might give would pale in comparison to simply experiencing the enthusiasm and energy in Carrie's video recap of the #PassTheSketchnote experiment. Watch on!

Thank you Carrie and Monica for your collaboration, enthusiasm and your global organization skills!

~Steve

Below is the complete set of #PassTheSketchnote creations. Follow each collaborative sketchnote is a list of Twitter handles for the contributing sketchnoters.

P1

Group 1P: mindy_melito, @geogrrl, @maoliver17

P2
Group 2P: @sagerj, KeyARappa, @amy_panfalone, @erinmariemarone, @LeachTeach

P3
Group 3P: @mrshenkel, @sueatsea, @jnewton526, @readmrs, @KathiSueSummers

P4
Group 4P: @ruthiebee85, @Bruteachmiddie, @tracylindstrom, @CindyDaupras, @MrsCford_tweets

P5
Group 5P: @sueinasp, @mclrnkim, @MrPowley, @misssabearden, @wendi323

P6
Group 6P: @kleinerw4hnsinn, @MaestraHart, @StacyKTweets, @renathunderhawk, @Katiemc827

P7
Group 7P: @dmdacosta13, @paajjo, @tyniathomassie, @ldday13

P8
Group 8P: @mclrnkim, @joCtweet, @_debbieholman, DoriHarvey, @specialtechie

P9
Group 9P: @leemoraleskeck, @ironsjhart, @virtualvt, @MsCaprarola, @mrmatera

D1
Group 1D: @maccymacx, @meacherteacher, @MrsCarterHLA, @venibahr, @annkozma723, @sherrillknezel

D2
Group 2D: @dianasoriat, @reshanrichards, @jtotherizzo, @JCPSITF, @oscampo, @melainedcruze, @leahod

D3
Group 3D: TheScrumHead, @CateTolnai, @Sylviaduckworth, @KimSnodgrass, @OmarLopez0207, @dladenburger

D4
Group 4D: @suepillans, @ferrariemme, @EdTechAmber, @kporterED07, @rmbtowner_tech, @KtBkr4

D5
Group 5D: @claire_ohl, @TTmomTT, @hmarrs24, @bencrothers, @blahoblaho, @TannyMcG

D6
Group 6D: @dieHauteCulture, @wterral, @CharPock, @lorrainekasyan, @tishrich, @profclayton

D7
Group 7D: @wentale, @TG_Neil, @deutschFisch, @urbie, @tina_zita, @PerkyScience


Group 8D: @katjabudnikov, @sketchnotes_kw, @Julie_Cobb, @TeachingTechNix, @pacadavision, @FunkenI

 

D9
Group 9D: @rramapriya, @Julie_Cobb, @deb_covey, @dewit_teachn, @tersonya, @JennyLehotsky, @MrsRyder58

D10
Group 10D: @BBaumeyer, @foglia_mario, @MistyKluesner, @mrs_m_granger, @gadgetsgarcia, @AnnBruckerTIS

D11
Group 11D: @mbswoods, @kvigiled, @SteveSilbert, @thevisualcoach, @JP_DUFRESNE, @karlyb